The President’s Corner – August 2015

I want to remind everyone of the importance of filing out the member survey that is now available. The board genuinely cares about what members want to see happen at RRRC and this is a convenient way for you to let us know how we can best serve our membership and what direction to take for the future. Please don’t let this opportunity pass you by. You can use the paper survey that is included with this newsletter or you can go online and do it there. Detailed instructions can be found in this newsletter.

Since there has been a large decrease in the amount of property damage in the past year, the board has decided to try a new incentive to help some people stop shooting things they should not shoot. We are going to operate on the assumption that if we give people a variety of steel targets to shoot then maybe we can kill two birds with one shot, so to speak. Members will have more options to shoot and those that have not be able to resist shooting things like target poles, rocks, etc., will no longer feel the need.

We are now in the process of planning and acquiring steel targets for both B and C Ranges. These targets will be of quality construction and designed to be shot safely when used properly. The B Range targets are intended to be shot only with pistols. The targets on C Range will be of a higher grade of armor plate and will be placed at greater distances so that they may be shot with rifles. Please use these steel targets properly. There are no steel targets that cannot be punctured if that is what someone is determined to do. But these will be there for everyone’s enjoyment, so please go easy on them. As long as they appear to be enjoyed without being abused we will try to expand the number and think of other types of targets that can be made available.

One last thing. Steel targets can be great fun but must be used properly to prevent injury. Always remember to stand a reasonable distance from steel pistol targets to minimize the chance of being struck by ricochet or splatter. There is plenty of information about this on-line so read up. You may be surprised. Also, we ask that any steel target brought to the range be of quality manufacture, intended for the purpose used and mounted properly. There has been a recent incident where we have repeatedly found where someone has leaned steel plate against rocks and shot it. This is asking for a dangerous ricochet and is against club policy.

Thanks, Charlie

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August 2015 Firing Line

The August issue of the Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club’s newsletter ‘The Firing Line’ is now available for download.

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Bend of Trail Stages for July Match

Good morning everyone,

Below is link to the stages for the upcoming Bend of Trail match.

CAS Match Stages


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Friends of NRA Banquet, Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

NRAThe Roanoke Valley Friends of NRA Committee, VAW-1, invites you to attend our fundraising 2015 Friends of NRA Dinner and Auction Saturday August 22nd, 2015 at the Salem Civic Center.  The doors will open at 4:30 PM and a buffet meal will be served at 6:00 PM.

2015 Friends of NRA Banquet Flyer

Firearms Raffles Include:

2015 Gun of the Year, Kimber Pro Carry II 1911 .45ACP
Kimber exclusively manufactured only 1,050 of these pistols. This pistol features seven round magazine, extended beavertail grip safety, custom Crimson Trace master series lasergrips, rosewood finish grips bearing the NRA logo. Featured scrollwork, “Friends of NRA” and “Gun of the Year”, banner engraving and etching in 24K gold by Baron Technology, Inc. Unique serial number: NRA 150494

2015 High Caliber Club Gun, 1860 Henry Lever Action Rifle .44-40
This Special Edition of the Original Henry rifle, a reincarnation of the revolutionary Model 1860 design by Benjamim Tyler Henry, boasts an American fancy walnut stock, classic hardened brass buttplate, 24.5 inch octagonal barrel and chambered in .44-40 caliber. This firearm is an American legend known
as the rifle you could “load on Sunday and shoot all week long”. Only 1 of 300 manufactured by Henry Repeating Firearms exclusively for the Friends of NRA.

2015 Wall of Guns
Purchase a $20 NRA ticket for a 1 in 50 chance to win your choice of the guns offered on the Wall of Guns. When 50 tickets are sold a winner will be drawn. Another round on the WOG will begin offering another 1 in 50 chance to win. Each winner has a choice of $500 or the gun of their choice.

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July’s Issue of the Firing Line.

The July issue of the Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club’s newsletter ‘The Firing Line’ is now available for download.

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